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Construction of 33,000 academic buildings underway: Nahid

Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid today

said the construction works of nearly 33,000 buildings are underway to remove

infrastructural problems at the educational institutions.

The construction works of academic are expected to be completed within

next year, he said when Bangladesh Education Reporter Forum (BERF) met with

Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid at the lattar's office here.

BERF President Mostofa Mallik, Vice President Md Morshadur Rahman,

General Secretary SM Abbas, Joint secretary Sharmin Nira and senior officials

of the ministry, among others, were present at the meeting.

Nahid said the government has taken various programmes incorporating ICT

for ensuring quality of education.

in a technology-based globalised world, quality education is crucial for

any country. The government has realised the fact and executed its plans

accordingly,he added.

Nahid said despite a number of challenges, Bangladesh has some

remarkable and praiseworthy achievements in the education sector.Distribution of free textbooks among the students of primary and

secondary levels, increased enrolment rate and eradicating gender inequality

in primary and secondary education have already been acknowledged in

different international forums, he added.

To maximize the benefit of using ICT in a classroom, we need a bunch of

trained, motivated and technology-friendly teachers who will make the whole

process effective and successful, the minister said, adding the government

is providing training to enhance the capacity of teachers.

Nahid said, Formulation of the national education policy-2010 in order

to build skilled and competent human resources through creating opportunities

of enrolment in all levels of education is significant and positive pre-exist

condition for Bangladesh when we are working of SDG-4 target.

He said the government is working to bring non-government educational

institutions under Monthly Payment Order (MPO) in phases.

Later, leaders and members of BERF called on Primary and Mass Education

Minister Md Mostafizur Rahman at his office.

On the occasion, Mostafizur said the government has taken various

initiatives to ensure good academic atmosphere at all government primary

schools in the country.

He laid emphasis on congenial environment at the educational institution

alongside imparting education aiming to achieve the Sustainable Development

Goal (SDG)-4 by 2030.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)

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